Playworks

Established by Philadelphia restaurateurs, Marc Vetri and Jeff Benjamin, to help kids experience the connection between healthy eating and healthy living Vetri Community Partnership empowers children and families to lead healthier lives through fresh food, hands-on experiences and education.

Playworks Partnership with the School District of Philadelphia

Playworks helps elementary school children and educators achieve improved social emotional skills, increased physical activity and a stronger school climate through a combination of direct services and professional development training.

GSK proudly supports Playworks’ partnership with the School District of Philadelphia to provide hands-on professional development and expert consultation to a cohort of Philadelphia schools to enable school personnel to model and teach strong social/emotional skills and healthy behaviors for students.

With GSK’s support, Playworks will reach 5,000 students in a dozen schools, training teachers, administrators and other school personnel how to run safe, healthy active recess to improve individual student outcomes and the climate of the whole school community.